Extended Tour: 2.5 hours
$395 + $32 Tax & Fees – Per Person
June 1 – October 1, 2017
Explore the Chugach Mountains and the pristine Prince William Sound. Soar above the blue crevassed face of a 3,000 ft. thick glacier and view some of Alaska’s most rugged mountain peaks on this 2 – 1/2 to 3 hour Prince William Sound flightseeing tour from Anchorage. The scenery is so varied and the changing weather conditions make every trip unique. Prince William Sound is a magnificent region with 15,000 square miles of fjords and inlets, scores of tidewater glaciers and rich in cold water marine life habitat. Your flight pattern begins by departing from Lake Hood, the world’s largest and busiest floatplane base, and flying east over the Chugach Mountain Range, “hanging” glaciers and alpine valleys into another world: Prince William Sound. Included in your adventure is Columbia Glacier, Prince William Sound’s largest tidewater glacier. Also there is a swing by Glacier Island to view sea lions sunning themselves on the rocky coastline. You may make an optional photo stop; landing at a secluded cove before returning to Anchorage. Flight route can vary according to weather; your pilot will fly the best route for the best flightseeing depending on the conditions on your day of flight.
Highlights may include: Sightings of Dall sheep high atop their rocky perches in the Chugach Mountains. Viewings of scores of tidewater glaciers as they “calve” into icy blue waters. Floating sea otters “kicking back” and relaxing in the Sound. Sightings of some of the bluest blues of glaciers form the last ice age. Glimpses of Whales, seals, bald eagles, otters and black bear. Sea lions sunning themselves on the rocky coastline and …when the salmon are running, black bear can be seen fishing in the streams of Saw Mill Bay. Included: A window seat and 2-way headset, detailed knowledge (and personality) of an Alaska bush pilot, Summertime courtesy shuttle from the Anchorage airport and many Anchorage hotels.